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American Cocktail Books, 1869-1939 Selected Titles from Library of Congress Collections (Science Reference Guide)

American Confections:Selected Titles on the Art of Confectionery, 1825-1938 (Science Reference Guide)

American Barbecue: History and Geography (Science Reference Guide)

"Barbecue: A History of the World's Oldest Culinary Art," a presentation by Steven Raichlen, author of the best-selling Barbecue! Bible (Webcast)

Beer and Brewing: A Guide to Selected Resources (Science Reference Guide)

Chicago Victory Gardens: Yesterday and Tomorrow, presented by LaManda Joy, award winning gardener, blogger and founder of The Peterson Garden Project in Chicago (Webcast)

Chocolate: A Resource Guide (Science Reference Guide)

Community Cookbooks: Selected titles from across the United States (Viewshare Interactive Resource)

Community Cookbooks: Selected Titles from the Library of Congress General Collections (Science Reference Guide)

Cooking with Love and Chocolate: A Valentine's Day Exhibit (Science Reference Guide)

Dining on the Railroad (Science Reference Guide)

Early Mixology Books (Viewshare Interactive Resource)

Eating Outdoors (Science Reference Guide)

Food History (Science Tracer Bullet)

Food Preservation: Selected Titles (Science Reference Guide)

Food Thrift: Scraps from the Past with Constance Carter, head of the Science Reference Section at the Library of Congress (Webcast)

Food Writing: A Resource Guide (Science Reference Guide)

Gastronomy: Rare Books (Science Reference Guide)

History of Household Technology (Science Tracer Bullet)

"The History of Household Technology," a presentation by Constance Carter, Head of the Science Reference Service at the Library of Congress (Webcast)

Home Maintenance, Repair and Improvement (Science Tracer Bullet)

How do fortunes get inside of fortune cookies? (Everyday Mysteries)

Ice Cream (Selected Internet Resources)

"Judith Jones speaks about her book, The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food" (Webcast)

Leftovers: Being Festive and Frugal (Science Reference Guide)

"Man Food Fire: The Evolution of Barbecue," a presentation by Steven Raichlen, who has won several James Beard Awards for his books on barbeque (Webcast)

"The Mediterranean Diet: Delicious Food Prescriptions for Curing Illness," presented by Ms. Amy Riolo, Award-winning author, educator, lecturer and culinary consultant. Based on recently published book, The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. (Webcast)

Pesticides and Food (Science Tracer Bullet)

Picnics: Selected Titles (Science Reference Guide)

Presidential Food: Selected Resource Guide (Science Reference Guide)

"Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France," a presentation by author and TV personality Joan Nathan (Webcast)

The Science of Taste and Flavor (Science Reference Guide)

Solar Ovens and Solar Cooking (Science Reference Guide)

"A Thousand Years over a Hot Stove," a presentation by Laura Schenone, food writer on her book on the history of women and cooking (Webcast)

Who invented the toothbrush and when was it invented? (Everyday Mysteries)

Who invented frozen food? (Everyday Mysteries)

Who invented the TV dinner? (Everyday Mysteries)

"Women's History and Food History: New Ways of Seeing American Life," a presentation by Barbara Haber, distinguished women's history librarian and culinary historian.

Women & Food History (Science Reference Guide)

What is "freezer burn?" (Everyday Mysteries)

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